This morning at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Microsoft announced the four winning teams of the inaugural year of the Imagine Cup Grants. The winning inventions include a mobile app to diagnose malaria, a Kinect-based system for physical therapy, a real-time sign language translator for classrooms, and a device to bring independence to quadriplegics by enabling them to operate computers on their own.
The grant winners:
Team Apptenders (Croatia), Team Falcon Dev (Ecuador), Team OaSys (Jordan) and Team Lifelens (United States). Each of the teams will receive $75,000 as well as access to resources and support to help them create a business or nonprofit organization to bring the benefits of their technology to the world.